In the fashion world, being a shoe addict is tough. Even when your closet is filled to the brim with shoes, you can’t resist buying another pair because they just might be the perfect match to a new outfit you just conjured up. So, take a break from the high heels and ankle boots and go shopping for some new sneakers! There are tons of styles out there to choose from, and just as many ways to style them.
Get Sporty: In addition to our tried and true favorites like Vans slip-ons and Converse high-tops, traditional athletic brands like Nike and New Balance are offering up a ton of stylish choices that you wouldn’t think twice about wearing outside the gym. Many styles come in fresh prints and light textiles that translate into an effortlessly laidback streetwear look when you pair them with clean-cut tops, knits, or basic denim. These high tops from Y.R.U. are a current favorite.
Prints, Please: Patterned sneakers are the best opportunity to sneak in a little pattern play! Mix the print on your sneaker with similar or complementary colors in the rest of your outfit for an unexpected accent. If you want a pattern will get the most wear, try leopard print or polka dots. The Chictopia Shop has a lovely floral pair from Y.R.U. are a current favorite pair that would be a fun option as well.
Raise the bar: Platform sneakers make a huge statement – literally, some pairs are stacked a couple inches high. Aside from providing a major height boost, they have huge grunge appeal. See them as a chance to try out the trend without committing to it entirely. You can pair them with a cute skater dress or black tights and they transition perfectly from day into night. Start off with neutral colors like nude or black.
Wedge Wonderland: Sneaker wedges are definitely still in the spotlight this season. Girls love ‘em because they’re essentially heels in sneaker form. Wear them out with skinny jeans and a chic top and you’ll be ready to dance all night! Use them to dress up a basic tee, graphic sweatshirt or flannel shirt for your everyday look. ZooShoo has some adorable lace ones and classic black ones on the Chictopia Shop.
Shine bright: With designers like Maison Martin Margiela and Prada jumping on board the sneaker train, many sneakers are getting a glamorous makeover with studs, chains, and materials like snakeskin and suede. Like the wedge sneaker, these shoes are great for going out because they are dressier. For the daytime, make them stand out with leather pieces and tougher jewelry like studded cuffs or a chain necklace. Try this white crocodile print
pair or these sweet studded ones.